5 Question Friday

Posted on 08 April 2011

1. Do you pronounce “memoir” mem-war or mem-WAH?

2. Do you prefer one space after a period, or two?

3. How often do you clean your keyboard? Never? Please say it’s never.

4. Do you want to read Tina Fey’s book but just can’t get over that creepy cover? And why did I put it on my blog? Someone please answer this one.

5. Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with 1) a single book by your favorite author 2) Ulysses 3) the Harry Potter series 4) an encyclopedia collection or 5) a treasure map that may or may not lead to actual treasure? And by “treasure” I mean a DVD player and cases of Jello pudding, Dr Pepper, and Sun Chips. On an island that can only sustain banana plants. Also, there is no hope for rescue. Ever.

These are not rhetorical. Thank you in advance.

13 responses to 5 Question Friday

  • Margosita says:

    1. Mem-war. (I don’t think I’ve heard anyone use “mem-wah”!)
    2. I’ve embraced the single space.
    3. My laptop? Probably every two weeks. At work? Never.
    4. That cover creeps me out, too. I don’t have any desire to read it, and I kindly request some more cat photos next time.
    5. PROBABLY 1, if it is a Margaret Atwood book. But 3 is tempting.

  • Lyra says:

    1. Mem-war
    2. Single space, but it’s hard.
    3. Never.
    4. So creepy. But after hearing Janine (sp?) Garafalo’s review on NPR, I want to read it.
    5. Book by favorite author, hands down.

  • Downith says:

    1. Since moving to UK I get confused re pronunciation – need to check with my kids.
    2.Two but am learning to love one.
    4. Didn’t know it was out, but LOVE the title.
    5. Sunchips AND jello puddings? Oh boy. Still, I do like bananas so will go for 1.

  • I guess I should answer my own questions:

    1. mem-war
    2. One space all the way!
    3. Never (shame)
    4. Yes I want to read it but yes I’ll get past the photo.
    5. While the first choice seems like a no-brainer, I’d also consider #4, believe it or not. I’d prefer to have fiction, but if I’m stuck on an island for the rest of my life, I could learn a lot from the encyclopedias and have new reading material for a long time. (And I too love bananas, so that’s not an issue.)

  • Averil Dean says:

    1. Mem-war
    2. One.
    3. Never. My husband does it.
    4. Sick fascination.
    5. The encyclopedias, with those Harry Potters running a close second.

    I’m SO stealing this Q/A idea. Fun!!

  • Joanne says:

    Hm, fun Friday Post going on over here …

    1. Mem-war
    2. Two. I like the visual, giving a separation between the sentences.
    3. A light cleaning once a week or so.
    4. I didn’t even know Fey had a book out.
    5. I guess the encyclopedia, to keep me learning, even while stranded.

    Happy Friday :)

  • It’s Friday night and I can’t guarantee I would give these same answers if asked at any other time, but:

    1) Mem-wah, unless it’s by James Frey, and then apparently it’s a mem-war.
    2) Trying desperately to adjust to one. I feel like a left-handed child being forced to write with my right.
    3) Only when crumbs make one of the keys stick.
    4) I definitely plan to read it (after I take off the disturbing jacket).
    5) Gonna have to go with the HP series. Go ahead and judge me, but we’re talking seven books!

  • lisahgolden says:

    1. Mem-war
    2. I prefer two, but I’m trying to retrain myself to use one.
    3. I clean my keyboard once in a while. I blow that canned air stuff on it or vacuum it and sometimes I use a damp cloth. But there’s no rhyme or reason to when or why.
    4. I want to read Tina Fey’s book, but that cover is indeed creepy.
    5. Definitely the Encyclopedia set. I’d just eat up all the treats too quickly and have eater’s remorse if I did find the treasure.

    This was fun. An excellent way to spend a Friday night!

  • Teri says:

    1. Mem-war, because sometimes it feels like war.
    2. Prefer two, must use one.
    3. Never. But I blow on it a lot. Really a lot, like twice a day.
    4. I would rather pull out all my toenails than read this book. How sad is that?
    5. Harry Potter. Because I’ve never read these books. Tried the first one and hated it, but appreciated her creativity. I feel I could do battle with these books, loving the story at the same time. They would grow on me. They would become my island friends.

  • amyg says:

    first to teri’s #3, “that’s what she said.”

    1. with an r
    2. one
    3. i am constantly using a paperclip to get bits of whatever i’m snacking on unlodged from the space between g & h
    4. yes! (i want to live it and i love her cover, it makes me giggle just thinking about it.)
    5. ummm…do you mean like stranded with the actual person? because i wonder about my favorite author and whether they would be as fun stuck on an island as they are to read.

  • Bobbi says:

    1. Memwah but hey I live in France
    2. Single
    3. Regularly
    4. Want to but yes cover makes me crazy. Feminist rant in my head but I’ll spare you
    5. Treasure map all the way

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